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5/16/2019 8:15 AM | 0 Comments

Planning Ahead for Memorial Day Closures & Traffic in Your City More than 3 million Southern Californians will hit the highway on the forthcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 27). And they're likely to start earlier and stay away longer, according to some travel experts. Those 3 million are the ones who'll be traveling more than 50 miles. Add to them, the millions who'll be taking a short road-trip to visit family or enjoy the celebrations and  you have the recipe for the usual traffic snarl-ups and delays. Journeys that are estimated to take up to three times longer than on a regular weekend mean frustrations, frayed tempers, road accidents and breakdowns. Nationwide, AAA expects to carry out around 340,000 road rescues over the weekend. In fact, Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday for road and highway accidents, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads. It's also a record time for speeding tickets and other citations. For instance, police ... [...]
2/26/2019 2:55 PM | 0 Comments

How to drive safely in Winter Traveling Conditions Recent extreme weather events across many of the mountain regions of California have brought into focus the dangers of winter driving in these areas. Some ski resorts were reporting falls of several feet across a 72 hour period and there were multiple reports of auto accidents and stranded vehicles. Those who normally take mountain routes to their destinations -- through passes for example -- were being warned to stay away from particularly hazardous areas and some roads were closed for a while when plows were unable to get through. And we're not just talking about narrow roads either. Major freeways can and do get heavily snow-bound. It's easy to think that because you're on a major highway you're safe. You're not. California snow can look beautiful in the winter -- provided you don’t have to drive through it. But if a winter mountain journey is on your agenda, whether in our state or elsewhere, you should follow some basic safety rules to pro ... [...]
1/31/2019 8:01 AM | 0 Comments

How To Prevent And Treat Computer Eye Strain Remember when parents told their kids they'd get square eyes if they sat too close to the TV? Okay, as threats go, that was a bit over-the-top. But the underlying issue was real -- the danger of suffering eye strain. Now, most of us spend many hours a day sitting inches away from screens, just like those pint-sized TV addicts, and then wondering why our eyes get so sore!  Eye health experts even have a name for this modern malaise: computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain (DES). It affects up to 90% of computer workers. You may think it's just the price we pay for those long hours of viewing. But, unless we take positive action to prevent or treat it, DES can lead not only to tiredness and eye twitching but also to long-term vision damage. What is Computer Eye Strain? Computer eye strain is a broad term used to describe discomfort and vision problems from viewing flat screen devices including computers, tablets and phones. Symptoms include ... [...]
12/19/2018 8:25 AM | 0 Comments

10 Tips for Traveling Safely for the Holidays You don’t ever want it to happen. But the Holiday Season is among the worst times to suffer an accident or breakdown on the road. Yet the risk is greater. 107 million of us will be traveling -- 97 million of that total will be on the roads. And, according to AAA, an average of around 1.2 million of those travelers likely will experience some sort of problem with their cars or their journey. You may be driving in unfamiliar surroundings where weather or darkness patterns are different to those here in Southern California. Or you could be traveling locally but in   too much of a hurry or with too much noisy excitement in the car. No matter what the reason, please don’t take risks on the road, especially if you have a precious "cargo" of family or friends. Traveling Tips for the Holidays In addition to the key commonsense rules like don't drink and drive,don’t text and drive, always buckle-up and always obey the speed limit, ... [...]
7/12/2018 9:10 AM | 0 Comments

Are you getting hot under the collar as the latest utility bill lands in your mail box? Every year seems to be more expensive than the last, doesn't it? So, as we head into what is typically the hottest and driest weather of the year here in Southern California, thoughts turn to ways we can reduce our utility bills spending, especially on electricity for air conditioning and, of course, on water for home irrigation.

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6/12/2018 8:15 AM | 0 Comments

If you've ever been bitten by a dog, you'll know that a bite can be extremely painful. But the pain can go much deeper than you might think -- right down to the bottom of your pocket! Find out how to protect yourself here! [...]
4/11/2018 8:04 AM | 0 Comments

This guide will help make your visit to the beach fun and safe!  Yes, you can still have fun in the sun at the beach without risking either yours or your family's safety.  

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4/5/2018 9:14 AM | 0 Comments

The sun is out and it's by far the biggest cause of skin cancer, especially the most common form. And more people suffer from skin cancer than all other forms of the disease combined.  Make sure you protect your skin from the sun while enjoying the outdoors. [...]
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